Therapists in Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR

April Crofut
MD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213
Not accepting new clients
I am a psychiatrist with a practice focused on psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I work with adults seeking help for emotional concerns such as difficulties with relationships, identity, self-esteem, limiting patterns of behavior, and/or symptoms like anxiety and depression. My approach involves getting to know you as a whole person and exploring the nature of your distress in a creative, thoughtful, collaborative way.
I am a psychiatrist with a practice focused on psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I work with adults seeking help for emotional concerns such as difficulties with relationships, identity, self-esteem, limiting patterns of behavior, and/or symptoms like anxiety and depression. My approach involves getting to know you as a whole person and exploring the nature of your distress in a creative, thoughtful, collaborative way.
(503) 946-5280 View (503) 946-5280
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Therese Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213
Not accepting new clients
I believe the way to success in therapy is to find a therapist that is a good fit for your needs. Therapy is a relationship. One that works best when open, honest, and collaborative. I am invested in the client as an individual but also as a part of a greater system. I work from a systemic lens and believe deeply that our interactions and habits are greatly influenced by those around us and our previous experiences. My work with clients is done with the consideration of one’s identity, family history culture, and the world around us.
I believe the way to success in therapy is to find a therapist that is a good fit for your needs. Therapy is a relationship. One that works best when open, honest, and collaborative. I am invested in the client as an individual but also as a part of a greater system. I work from a systemic lens and believe deeply that our interactions and habits are greatly influenced by those around us and our previous experiences. My work with clients is done with the consideration of one’s identity, family history culture, and the world around us.
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Dr. Venessa Madrigal
ND
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213
Have you had a head injury (or many) and haven’t felt the same since - mentally, emotionally, hormonally? It could be due to post-concussion syndrome. Do you experience chronic mental or cognitive health issues that aren’t helped with talk therapy, medications, or any other treatment you’ve tried? LENS, low energy neurofeedback system, might help! It helps to rewire the brain - stimulates new connections in the brain via neuroplasticity, which allow for long-lasting changes. LENS is great for most chronic mental and brain health conditions for kids and adults. Dr. Madrigal is licensed in OR & WA; in-person appts only in Portland.
Have you had a head injury (or many) and haven’t felt the same since - mentally, emotionally, hormonally? It could be due to post-concussion syndrome. Do you experience chronic mental or cognitive health issues that aren’t helped with talk therapy, medications, or any other treatment you’ve tried? LENS, low energy neurofeedback system, might help! It helps to rewire the brain - stimulates new connections in the brain via neuroplasticity, which allow for long-lasting changes. LENS is great for most chronic mental and brain health conditions for kids and adults. Dr. Madrigal is licensed in OR & WA; in-person appts only in Portland.
(503) 836-9213 View (503) 836-9213
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Jill Bergman, PsyD
Psychologist, MS, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In my therapy practice, I have worked with all kinds of people from all walks of life. I initially helped those suffering from eating disorders—which led to underlying issues like depression; anxiety; other addictions; and all types of abuse (sexual, physical, mental and emotional) and, especially, PTSD. So I am experienced and knowledgeable in treating all those issues.
In my therapy practice, I have worked with all kinds of people from all walks of life. I initially helped those suffering from eating disorders—which led to underlying issues like depression; anxiety; other addictions; and all types of abuse (sexual, physical, mental and emotional) and, especially, PTSD. So I am experienced and knowledgeable in treating all those issues.
(503) 783-8540 View (503) 783-8540
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Jordan Dobrovolny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213
Waitlist for new clients
Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you are coming back to the work, finding a therapist you connect with is key. When you feel the right fit, it is amazing what is possible on the healing journey. Problems start to feel more manageable and creativity opens up, allowing you to lean in and work toward the change you want to see happen. I deeply value both humor and seriousness to the therapeutic relationship. I believe that we are all wired to move toward health; sometimes we need help and guidance along the way to clear out past trauma, anxiety, relationship problems, depression.
Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you are coming back to the work, finding a therapist you connect with is key. When you feel the right fit, it is amazing what is possible on the healing journey. Problems start to feel more manageable and creativity opens up, allowing you to lean in and work toward the change you want to see happen. I deeply value both humor and seriousness to the therapeutic relationship. I believe that we are all wired to move toward health; sometimes we need help and guidance along the way to clear out past trauma, anxiety, relationship problems, depression.
(503) 386-0139 View (503) 386-0139
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Carrie Farrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213
Welcome. You are ready for change. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here. You want something different or know something more is possible. Whether related to body, mind, spirit, or relationship struggles, I am honored to support you in your journey. In my work, I collaborate with each client to foster a space in which healing, growth, and understanding can support lasting change. These internal changes often translate into a life full of meaning and purpose.
Welcome. You are ready for change. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here. You want something different or know something more is possible. Whether related to body, mind, spirit, or relationship struggles, I am honored to support you in your journey. In my work, I collaborate with each client to foster a space in which healing, growth, and understanding can support lasting change. These internal changes often translate into a life full of meaning and purpose.
(503) 850-7753 View (503) 850-7753
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Torrey Thille
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Focusing on supporting black and brown adolescents, youth adults and families navigate life obstacles while learning and developing skills to increase whole body wellness. I aim to provide an empowering environment for self-discovery, healing, and growth so that you can evolve and thrive. Do you want to process life experiences, unresolved issues, including trauma, grief, loss, illness? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, or other unwanted emotions?
Focusing on supporting black and brown adolescents, youth adults and families navigate life obstacles while learning and developing skills to increase whole body wellness. I aim to provide an empowering environment for self-discovery, healing, and growth so that you can evolve and thrive. Do you want to process life experiences, unresolved issues, including trauma, grief, loss, illness? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, or other unwanted emotions?
(503) 243-3565 View (503) 243-3565
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Christopher Cleaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213
Let's work together to help you thrive. Maybe your relationships are unsatisfying, you feel depressed or anxious, or you feel like you don't have much purpose. It would be an honor to help you. I engage with clients to create meaning in their lives, to improve their partnerships and friendships, and to improve their sense of connection with themselves, with others, and with the universe. It would be a privilege of offering understanding and support to you and to explore how healing trauma, creating community, deepening mindfulness, and finding peace can revolutionize your wellbeing. I work with individuals and couples.
Let's work together to help you thrive. Maybe your relationships are unsatisfying, you feel depressed or anxious, or you feel like you don't have much purpose. It would be an honor to help you. I engage with clients to create meaning in their lives, to improve their partnerships and friendships, and to improve their sense of connection with themselves, with others, and with the universe. It would be a privilege of offering understanding and support to you and to explore how healing trauma, creating community, deepening mindfulness, and finding peace can revolutionize your wellbeing. I work with individuals and couples.
(541) 329-1056 View (541) 329-1056
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Shauna Raffety Schatz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
I am a LCSW in Oregon, Washington, and California. I have been in practice as a psychotherapist for more than 15 years and completed my training at University of Southern California. I am experienced in helping clients make positive change in their lives, whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or just day-to-day life stressors.
I am a LCSW in Oregon, Washington, and California. I have been in practice as a psychotherapist for more than 15 years and completed my training at University of Southern California. I am experienced in helping clients make positive change in their lives, whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or just day-to-day life stressors.
(805) 316-4333 View (805) 316-4333
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Susanna Heger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213
Not accepting new clients
I have over ten years of experience working with families, adolescents, children, and individuals alike. I have additional trainings in multiple modalities such as Systems-Based Approaches, Emotion Focused Therapy, Structural, Experiential, Brief, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. I am a strong believer in tailoring my therapeutic approach to each individual and/or family's needs with warmth and humor.
I have over ten years of experience working with families, adolescents, children, and individuals alike. I have additional trainings in multiple modalities such as Systems-Based Approaches, Emotion Focused Therapy, Structural, Experiential, Brief, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. I am a strong believer in tailoring my therapeutic approach to each individual and/or family's needs with warmth and humor.
(503) 966-2984 View (503) 966-2984
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Glenn Goldman
Counselor, MA, LPC
2 Endorsed
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213
Life's difficulties provide us with an opportunity for healing and personal growth. My counseling practice helps people take advantage of these opportunities by encouraging self-knowledge and understanding. Whether you are struggling with new, unexpected pain or you want to work on a long-standing issue, I can provide you with the professional guidance to help you through grief and loss, anxiety and worry, depression, destructive anger patterns, addictive behaviors, relationship problems, family of origin issues, childhood sexual abuse, sexual identity issues, recovery from harmful religious indoctrination, and spiritual struggles.
Life's difficulties provide us with an opportunity for healing and personal growth. My counseling practice helps people take advantage of these opportunities by encouraging self-knowledge and understanding. Whether you are struggling with new, unexpected pain or you want to work on a long-standing issue, I can provide you with the professional guidance to help you through grief and loss, anxiety and worry, depression, destructive anger patterns, addictive behaviors, relationship problems, family of origin issues, childhood sexual abuse, sexual identity issues, recovery from harmful religious indoctrination, and spiritual struggles.
(971) 832-9952 View (971) 832-9952
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Kathryn Hoover
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
My heart's work is connecting with people, holding space for their hurt, and empowering them to reach towards a connected, integrated life. My ideal client is someone who is curious about WHY troubling symptoms exist in the first place; someone who is ready to either step into therapy for the first time (hurrah!) or to step away from traditional talk therapy and begin deeper, more profound healing from the bottom up instead of the top down; someone who is wanting to feel more connected to themselves and others, and to feel more joy.
My heart's work is connecting with people, holding space for their hurt, and empowering them to reach towards a connected, integrated life. My ideal client is someone who is curious about WHY troubling symptoms exist in the first place; someone who is ready to either step into therapy for the first time (hurrah!) or to step away from traditional talk therapy and begin deeper, more profound healing from the bottom up instead of the top down; someone who is wanting to feel more connected to themselves and others, and to feel more joy.
(503) 406-6572 View (503) 406-6572
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Kate Parker-Shames
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213
Not accepting new clients
I provide therapeutic support for individual adults, children, and families around significant life transitions. Being human means that we experience transition and change. Some changes are expected and slower in nature. Some are abrupt and traumatic. Through my calm presence, strong support, and our therapeutic relationship, I can help you move through these transitions, and gain insight, healing, and change. I offer a nonjudgmental space where we can explore together sources of your pain or distress, while developing new ways of interacting with your self and others. I offer empathy, experience, and expertise to help you heal.
I provide therapeutic support for individual adults, children, and families around significant life transitions. Being human means that we experience transition and change. Some changes are expected and slower in nature. Some are abrupt and traumatic. Through my calm presence, strong support, and our therapeutic relationship, I can help you move through these transitions, and gain insight, healing, and change. I offer a nonjudgmental space where we can explore together sources of your pain or distress, while developing new ways of interacting with your self and others. I offer empathy, experience, and expertise to help you heal.
(971) 252-3208 View (971) 252-3208
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Mary E Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97213
The world can feel like a very judgmental and lonely place at times. I am committed to coming alongside my clients to help them develop skills for targeting ineffective behaviors, habits and beliefs. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I have a person centered orientation and believe that therapy works best when there is a positive relationship between client and therapist. I love getting to know my clients, using humor in my practice and developing deep, meaningful relationships that promote healing.
The world can feel like a very judgmental and lonely place at times. I am committed to coming alongside my clients to help them develop skills for targeting ineffective behaviors, habits and beliefs. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I have a person centered orientation and believe that therapy works best when there is a positive relationship between client and therapist. I love getting to know my clients, using humor in my practice and developing deep, meaningful relationships that promote healing.
(503) 405-8057 View (503) 405-8057
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Kathy Ruberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97212
Looking to make changes can be challenging! I believe we all have the capacity to change in a safe and helpful space. My passion is assisting individuals in making changes that work for them. I have over 30 years of experience challenging myself in learning with every person I meet, continuing education and implementing what works for each individual. I employ a non-judgmental approach with support and encouragement along the way. If this sounds like something you are looking for, you can contact me and consult about an appointment,
Looking to make changes can be challenging! I believe we all have the capacity to change in a safe and helpful space. My passion is assisting individuals in making changes that work for them. I have over 30 years of experience challenging myself in learning with every person I meet, continuing education and implementing what works for each individual. I employ a non-judgmental approach with support and encouragement along the way. If this sounds like something you are looking for, you can contact me and consult about an appointment,
(503) 486-4225 View (503) 486-4225
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Alison Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
We are all born with the innate capacity to be connected to our feelings and needs, without judgement or shame. Experiences in life, and sociocultural messages, all inform and influence our understanding of ourselves, our feelings of worthiness, and our connection with these deeper parts of ourselves. Sometimes, in experiences of trauma or prolonged stress, we develop ways of existing and coping that are necessary for our survival, but over time may no longer be needed, and can decrease feelings of connection, with self & others.
We are all born with the innate capacity to be connected to our feelings and needs, without judgement or shame. Experiences in life, and sociocultural messages, all inform and influence our understanding of ourselves, our feelings of worthiness, and our connection with these deeper parts of ourselves. Sometimes, in experiences of trauma or prolonged stress, we develop ways of existing and coping that are necessary for our survival, but over time may no longer be needed, and can decrease feelings of connection, with self & others.
(971) 251-4546 View (971) 251-4546

Online Therapists

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Harini Sukumaran
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Offering online therapy & in- office visits. Your child's anxiety and depression may have increased with isolation from friends, adjustment to online schooling, and disruption in schedule. Maybe you're a parent or caregiver who is frustrated with your child/teen's behavior at home? May be you are a parent who is overwhelmed and wants to parent mindfully. May be your child is struggling with anxiety &depression, and you are unsure how to help them and need a holistic approach. You may have noticed your child struggling with self regulation, high anxiety, sadness, anger issues, ADHD, and learning difficulties.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Offering online therapy & in- office visits. Your child's anxiety and depression may have increased with isolation from friends, adjustment to online schooling, and disruption in schedule. Maybe you're a parent or caregiver who is frustrated with your child/teen's behavior at home? May be you are a parent who is overwhelmed and wants to parent mindfully. May be your child is struggling with anxiety &depression, and you are unsure how to help them and need a holistic approach. You may have noticed your child struggling with self regulation, high anxiety, sadness, anger issues, ADHD, and learning difficulties.
(503) 766-4895 x3 View (503) 766-4895 x3
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Amanda Stuempges
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221
Now accepting new clients and OHP! As a veteran, Reaching out for support can feel daunting and it takes bravery to step out into the unknown. I work with adults, children and teens struggling with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and more. As a Professional Counselor Associate, I offer you a space of warmth and safety. Together, we will explore your inner strengths, discover your authentic self, develop skills, and forge meaningful connections as we navigate the terrain of your constantly changing life. I will collaborate with you in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner.
Now accepting new clients and OHP! As a veteran, Reaching out for support can feel daunting and it takes bravery to step out into the unknown. I work with adults, children and teens struggling with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and more. As a Professional Counselor Associate, I offer you a space of warmth and safety. Together, we will explore your inner strengths, discover your authentic self, develop skills, and forge meaningful connections as we navigate the terrain of your constantly changing life. I will collaborate with you in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner.
(503) 744-6750 View (503) 744-6750
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Jennifer Rich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
Knowing that it is usually an experience of pain or frustration that prompts people to seek counseling, my goal is to provide a safe place for you to effectively move through it. Often that pain comes from unmet needs, harmful experiences, or coping systems that no longer serve you. I want to work with you, to offer reflection, understanding, information, and new windows to help you experience relief and a sense of well being. Approaches include insight oriented talk therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and art therapy and are chosen on what would be most appropriate to your individual goals.
Knowing that it is usually an experience of pain or frustration that prompts people to seek counseling, my goal is to provide a safe place for you to effectively move through it. Often that pain comes from unmet needs, harmful experiences, or coping systems that no longer serve you. I want to work with you, to offer reflection, understanding, information, and new windows to help you experience relief and a sense of well being. Approaches include insight oriented talk therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and art therapy and are chosen on what would be most appropriate to your individual goals.
(503) 278-5587 View (503) 278-5587
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Rhyver Rudick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
As a queer therapist, I greatly honor and celebrate the uniqueness of our own life stories and personalities. The interventions I offer are carefully tailored to your concerns, needs, and personal style. I integrate empirically validated approaches with traditional therapy and metaphysical healing components. I provide a therapeutic presence that is grounding, nurturing, and sincere. Together, we will combine your own self-knowledge and life expertise with my clinical expertise. I will co-journey with you to explore the depths and peaks of your experiences, and to provide support and reminders of your greatness along the way.
As a queer therapist, I greatly honor and celebrate the uniqueness of our own life stories and personalities. The interventions I offer are carefully tailored to your concerns, needs, and personal style. I integrate empirically validated approaches with traditional therapy and metaphysical healing components. I provide a therapeutic presence that is grounding, nurturing, and sincere. Together, we will combine your own self-knowledge and life expertise with my clinical expertise. I will co-journey with you to explore the depths and peaks of your experiences, and to provide support and reminders of your greatness along the way.
(701) 809-9033 View (701) 809-9033

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR

10+

Average cost per session

$167

Therapists in Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
94% Anxiety
88% Grief
81% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Family Conflict
75% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% BlueCross and BlueShield
46% PacificSource
38% Aetna

How Therapists in Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.